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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Feb 15, 2017.
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The Local Survivor
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I'll start... This is the Alfred A. Berton 1932 Cabriolet. And while it is on the east coast now and was originally built by an east coaster, the car was actually original to Texas... and rumors have it that Al illegally raced the shit out of the thing all over central Texas before taking the car back to his home in Connecticut.
I've been enamored with this car for years.
Damn that's sweet!
Glad to have it in Connecticut!
This is my '30 coupe. Was built here in Fort Wayne, Indiana by Walter Recht in the '50s. I unfortunately don't have the Olds 394 motor or trans but it has been parked in a barn since '67.
Here is the "search" thread Ive been updating with more info: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-can-find-old-indiana-model-a-hotrod.1046683/
What strikes me most about this one is how absolutely 'right' the top is. So many times it's a fine line between bulbous or wedge-y. Makes or breaks the initial impression. When it's right, damn, that's a winner.
that '32 is very well done - the talent and skills that it took to build back in the day are amazing. pics are of a survivor the Bud Crackbon '52 Oakland Roadster Show Winner restored in Nor Cal
You beat me to it, slowmotion. The top on that car is perfect.
Did Dave Simard sell that to someone in Ct?
What exactly constitutes a "survivor" in your opinion? Any traditional styled hot rod or custom built XX number of years ago? My 40 was built in the late seventies with a 59 Buick 401.
That '32 is incredible. The mood of the photo I think enhances it even more
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Here is my 39 standard. I found it about 40 miles from my house. still has original paint and was driven up until 77 when electrical issues crept up and it was parked. Story goes that it had its flathead pulled and the 283 put in it in the mid 60's. The 283 was tied to an adapter of unknown make to mate it to the factory 3 speed. It still has a parking decal for a local skiing location in the back window, and parking passes from the 60's and 70's to get onto Fort Lee. It had the craziest exhaust i have ever seen. It was all made out of threaded aluminum tubing with cast iron station pipe adapters welded into the sides of rams horn manifolds. I have yet to find anyone around here that remembers it. should have it back on the road this summer.
If anyone did an exhaust like that today, they'd be ran out of town on a rail.
Must have been a plumber!
That Chevy is Crazy sweet, Just remove the Fenders and it is a total keeper.
Can't forget this one we worked on.
Survivor found in Canton Ohio.
Originally a flathead, then changed over to a hemi. Sat unfinished until a few years ago.
Here's a pic when chevygirlrox and whiskey runner got a bug to drive it back to California where it was originally built. Round trip.
Ryan, I was the one that found and bought this car after being stored away for over 50 years. I sold it to Dave Simard ,who is in the process of restoring it. Now I could be wrong but I always thought it was a west coast car. having been born there and later turned into a hot rod there . Al Burton bought this car when he was discharged from the service in Texas, He then drove it home to New England where it stayed the rest of its life.
I bought it in North Andover, Ma. and I believe Simard still owns it today.
... This is Lew Wolff's '32 Roadster that he built almost 60 years ago in a garage a couple of blocks away from me ... It's a '63 Detroit Autorama winner ... and still wears the same candy paint job today ...
... You can check out it's history here:
color picture, 1956.
b/w picture, 1961. I had just finished washing the Merc. Skirts were off, so I could wash out the built up snow in the rear wheel wells. Was my daily driver.
color picture. Merc found in Wisconsin, 2007. Still there in 2016. I asked, not for sale.
I am fortunate enough to have a 1935 coupe that I have researched the history back to 1958. Nearly all of it's hot rodded life has been within an hour from me, so I guess that passes for local...
If you want to know the story, click the tag here;
Or in my signature to read how I got it, and how I have dug up it's history.
Also, thanks Ryan for this post, it has kicked me in the rear to get back on finding out more about the car.
Here is my dad's and my 1932 3-window. Bought in 1953 by Frank Session from Atlanta. Original v8 motor and trans still in the car. Until Frank got it home and put in a '51 rocket 88 and 1941 juice brakes. Before joining the Air Force Frank drag raced the car against Buckshot Morris in his '32 olds powered roadster. Which turned out to be the first recorded drag races in Georgia on dirt drag strip. Once receiving orders to be stationed in Geneva NY Frank drove the 32 up the east coast. On weekends Frank was able to take the car into Manhattan and also able to take it around the track at Watkins Glen after the '54 Grand prix. Then was relocated to Colorado in '55 where he drove the car out there with a couple impromptu drag races along the way. In 1956 Frank drove car back to Atlanta and drove the car around until 1961 when he parked it in his garage. The 32 sat dormant until 2012. Today the car is just as Frank had it in 1953 besides a '37 flathead. Primer paint from '53, all original body and frame never patched, and original interior. Last picture is me and Frank hanging out talking about the adventures of the good old days.
Hi Ryan.Thanks for a great thread.Some sweet looking rides here.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
'67 being "The Summer of Love". It was parked because everybody was busy with their other 'rods'.
think that's my dad's old stovebolt cabriolet.....my sister has tha damn picture's........
My 34 in my avatar[now it's a 33] was an old local dirt racer before I got it. Don't know how successful it was ...
Here's my survivor. It was owned by Phil Sauers. The body was restyled by Dean Jeffries and striped by Von Dutch. There was a one page feature in Car Craft July 1957. I found it on e-bay in San Diego 2008 in a storage facility where it was stored since the late 60's.
The Fran Bannister roadster. I found this historic New England car in pieces. It now is fully restored and owned by Larry Hook from Rhode Island
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